26. August 2019 - 9:00
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Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course | Wellington | Monday, 26. August 2019

Having advanced facilitation skills is essential for you to be able to create positive and effective interactions combined with accurate and timely decision-making. This in-depth, 2-day course in New Zealand will prepare you to handle most facilitation tasks and includes specific techniques and tools that allows managers to become excellent facilitators in both training and non-training environments.
The PD Training Advanced Facilitation Skills Training course is designed to develop a deeper understanding of facilitation such as group preparation, managing perspectives, building agreements, defining roles and other skills which allow professional facilitators to interact as required in any situation.
This highly valuable and dynamic training course is now available throughout New Zealand, including Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Learning Outcomes

Distinguish facilitation from instruction and training
Identify the competencies linked to effective small group facilitation
Understand the difference between content and process
Understand the stages of team development and ways to help teams through each stage
Use common process tools to make meetings easier and more productive
Define your role in facilitating
Establish ground rules
Develop content and process
Deal with controversial issues and divergent perspectives
Develop communication skills
Find for common ground
Use common facilitation techniques
Give effective feedback
Understand facilitation vocabulary
Deal with difficult people and situations
Build sustainable agreements
Understand the stages of team development
Use analysis tools

 
Course Outline



Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 1 The Trusted Conductor 

A framework for facilitating with complexity
Group Capacities
LDP Review
Assessing and Convening
Reflection


Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 2 Divergent Thinking 

Listing Ideas - Brainstorming
Small Group Work
Individual Writing
Gap Analysis
Reflection




Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 3 Convergent Thinking 

Affinity Diagram
Pre-Defined Criteria
Straw Votes
Gap Analysis
Paradigm Shifting
Paradigm Shifting Techniques
Critical Reasoning
Reflection


Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 4 Arriving at a Decision 

Decision Rules
Decision Rules and High Stakes Decisions
Scales of Agreement
Reflection




Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 5 People Management Strategies 

When and how to intervene
Groupthink
Reflection


Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 6 Facilitating Specific Processes 

Strategic Planning
Process Improvement
Force Field Analysis
Reflection




Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 7 Reflections 

Create an Action Plan
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